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‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Producer Banijay Eyes Scale & Drama Push As Endemol Shine Rumors Swirl – Mipcom

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Producer Banijay Eyes Scale & Drama Push As Endemol Shine Rumors Swirl – Mipcom

Banijay, the European superindie that owns Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer Bunim/Murray, has found itself in the middle of its own dramatic reality series in recent months after emerging as one of the frontrunners to buy Big Brother and Black Mirror rival Endemol Shine.

Most companies would hide under the covers until a deal is either done or the gossip has subsided. However, Banijay, which has 61 production labels in 16 countries, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and, as such, CEO Marco Bassetti is doing the rounds to blow out as many candles as possible.

“I can’t comment on something that there are so many speculations on,” the former Endemol Group President Bassetti inevitably told Deadline.

However, he does address the general need for scale in the international TV business and admits that it is looking at opportunities for consolidation. “We believe that we will be in

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